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Helena is a DPSI qualified interpreter with 20 years experience. She has been teaching the DPSI preparatory courses since 2000 and trained the interpreters registered with the Home Office between 2002 and 2006. She took the DPSI Portuguese/English Law and Diploma in Translation English <> Portuguese exams through the CIoL in 1998 and 2001 respectively. She is a qualified Paralegal/Legal Secretary, and she worked as a legal secretary for several years in Portugal.
She is also a Freelance Translator English <> Portuguese (Legal, Technical & General fields), a telephone interpreter, Police & Court Interpreter in the South East, and she is the author & publisher of the Glossary for Public Service Interpreters (now available in 11 languages).
Helena teaches the CI Online courses, the DPSI Online Portuguese (Law & Health), the Rare Languages course as well as the DipTrans Online EN<>Portuguese. Helena is registered on the NRPSI, is a member of the CIoL, ATA, Critical Link and the President of ACIS – Association of Community Interpreters.
DBS Enhanced Certificate
Issued: 07 Sep 2016
Police Clearance NPPV3
Issued: 10 Sep 2019
Registered till: 30 Jun 2021
Membership number: 16364